The Libyan Women's Platform for Peace Announces Recipients of Al-Wastiya Scholarship
The Libyan Women's Platform for Peace (LWPP) has announced the acceptance list for the Al- Wastiya Scholarship at Al-Azhar University which is part of the program of ‘Fostering Wasati Islam in the Libyan Nation’. The Wastiya scholarship covers the full tuition fees of the study at Al-Azhar University in all fields (undergraduate and graduate studies).
Zahra Langhi, Founding Director of LWPP, said that the Platform received tens of applications from those wishing to join Al-Azhar University both from inside and outside Libya since the scholarship announcement in mid-August 2017. The Committee for Fostering Wasati Islam in the Libyan Nation, which is associated with both the Libyan Women's Platform for Peace and the World Organization of Al-Azhar Graduates, sorted the applications, taking into consideration gender, regional and cultural diversity as well as the fulfillment of the conditions of application, to a specialized committee at the Coordinating Bureau, where applications were examined in accordance with the requirements and rules for admission to Al-Azhar.
Ms. Langhi added that the Women’s Platform extends the most sincere gratitude and appreciation to the Grand Sheikh of Al-Azhar, Dr. Ahmed Al-Tayeb, to Al-Azhar University and to the Platform’s partner, the World Organization of Al-Azhar Graduates and all their employees; primarily, Dr Abd AlDayim Naseer, consultant to the Sheikh of Alazhar and Secretary General of the World Organization of Al-Azhar Graduates.
The Libyan Women's Platform for Peace had previously launched the program for "Fostering Wasati Islam in the Libyan Nation" on the 25th of December 2016, in partnership with the World Organization of Al-Azhar Graduates. The aim the program is to firstly support and promote peace and stability in Libya, as moderation is one of the pillars of peace in Libya, the region and the entire international community. Secondly, to call on all components of the Libyan nation, to work on consolidation of national unity and sovereignty of the Libyan state. Thirdly, to activate the collaboration of the nation’s accredited scholars to build ties of kinship, as well as the cooperation of Wasati schools accredited among Muslims under the umbrella of Al-Azhar in its pioneering role.